meat Definition

the flesh of an animal, typically a mammal or bird, as food (usually excluding fish).

Using meat: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "meat" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I don't eat meat.

  • Example

    The restaurant serves a variety of meats.

  • Example

    She cooked a delicious meatloaf for dinner.

meat Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with meat

  • meat and potatoes

    basic and essential elements or facts


    The meat and potatoes of the presentation were the sales figures.

  • meat that is dark in color when raw, especially beef


    He prefers red meat over white meat.

  • a place or situation characterized by aggressive or ruthless competition


    The job fair was a total meat market, with everyone vying for the same positions.


Summary: meat in Brief

The term 'meat' [miːt] refers to the flesh of an animal, usually excluding fish, used as food. It can be prepared in various ways and is often served in restaurants. Phrases like 'meat and potatoes' denote basic elements or facts, while 'meat market' describes a competitive situation.

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